Bosnian prosecution publishes names of defendants in 1992 war crime indictment

NEWS 27.04.2022 10:30
Source: Arhiv

After confirming the indictment in the Dobrovoljacka case, concerning the wartime May 1992 events from then Dobrovoljacka Street in Sarajevo, Bosnian Prosecutor's Office published on Wednesday the names of ten defendants in the case.

The list includes Ejup Ganic, Zaim Backovic, Bahto Hamid, Hasan Efendic, Fikret Muslimovic, Jusuf Pusina, Bakir Alispahic, Enes Bezdrob, Ismet Dahic and Mahir Zisko – Bosnian wartime officials and military commanders.

“The accused are charged with planning, inciting and attacking an undefended mixed convoy of soldiers and civilians employed in the former JNA (Yugoslav People's Army), accompanied by UN peacekeepers, within their functions and powers in military, police and civilian structures, together with their subordinates, and they failed to prevent the killing and wounding of soldiers and civilians, failed to punish the perpetrators of murder and wounding, tortured and inhumanely treated captured soldiers, failed to prevent or punish the perpetrators, and assisted the perpetrators after the crime was committed,” reads the indictment.

The indictment refers to the events of May 3, 1992, and the collected evidence is related to the deaths of eight victims with established identities, including civilians and medical personnel, wounding of 24 people, capturing of dozens of soldiers and civilians. who were tortured and abused, according to the Prosecutor's Office.

Bosnian prosecution issues indictment in Dobrovoljacka case

The Prosecutor's Office also said it carried out an investigation together with the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) as well as the Ministry of the Interior of Republika Srpska – Bosnia's Serb-majority entity, hearing hundreds of witnesses, including surviving soldiers and civilians, families of killed and wounded victims. as well as a large number of event participants.

“In addition to the indictment, the hearing of 277 witnesses was proposed, as well as several experts, and more than 500 pieces of material evidence supporting the allegations of the indictment were attached,” the Prosecutor's Office said.

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